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All-Phononic circuits Enabled by Opto-mechanics

Objective

This project is at the intersection of photonics, RF signal processing and phononics, aiming to achieve an all-optical phononic circuit using coherent phonons as the state variable. The concept is based on cavity optomechanics (OM) to develop GHz- frequency in-chip phononic circuits for room temperature operation. The circuits will integrate OM-pumped phonon sources and detectors as well as phonon processing components (waveguides, splitters, memories, photonic RF signal processing) to process information with phonons outside the cavity. The project seeks to prove two concepts. One is the efficient generation of GHz to tens of GHz coherent phonons, coupling them efficiently into a waveguide, engineering their propagation with low losses and detecting them at room temperature. The other is the synchronisation of two or more self-sustained OM cavities, which relies on the integration of several phononic components. Phonon-based processing will enable on-chip synchronisation and transfer of information carried between optical channels by phonons, which could eventually serve as a future scalable platform for, e.g., practical information processing with phonons. The technical work is organised in three work-packages: Theory, Components and Integration. The consortium is made up by three leading research institutes, three universities with an internationally recognised track-record in their respective areas of expertise and an industrial partner bringing their photonics, phononics, optomechanics, electrical engineering, integration, nanofabrication, theory, multi-physics/multi-scale modelling, instrumentation and application of detectors to the project.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/cavity optomechanics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 689 306,69

Participants (6)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 496
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 647 186
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 480 250
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 342 325
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59800 Lille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 750
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MENAPIC SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 137 572,06
Address
41 Boulevard Vauban
59046 Lille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)